Introduces middle schoolers to the investigation of a wide variety of medical and bioscientific problems through the application of computational science techniques.
Emphasizes the methods of observing, gathering and analyzing physical evidence to solve mysteries and the use of computational science to gain useful information in forensic analysis.
Introduces students to the high technology environment in which most scientists now work and the specialized critical thinking and communication skills they must have to be successful there.
This intensive 15-hour session introduces the concept of parallelism in the realm of computer programming. Topics discussed will include examining the different kinds of parallel computers, threaded programming for shared-memory programming (multi/many-core), and message passing for distributed programming.
Students will learn a wide variety of computer programming concepts such as conditional statements, data structures, procedures and functions.
Introduces rising 6th- through 8th-graders to the basic elements of a computer-aided engineering design process through exploration and development of small scale systems.
This class builds bridges between math concepts and the use of those concepts in problem solving situations.
Participants use several modeling tools to investigate authentic scientific problems.
On several Saturdays during the spring and fall we will look at a variety of areas in different sciences and mathematics, combining hands-on activities with computer and network explorations.
The program provides a two-week, academically-intensive education and research program to a competitively-selected group of students. Students use advanced computational science technologies, techniques, and tools to study a wide variety of scientific events.